Wednesday, January 5, 2011

10 in 10 Update for 2011

I have started off another New Year with my 10 in 10 list. 3 years ago I was inspired by the movie The Bucket List to make a list of things I hoped to do, see, accomplish in my life time. The whole idea behind 10 in 10 is that a bucket list can seem a little overwhelming. Especially as you get older and realize you are STILL not crossing anything off it. So the 10 in 10 was a way for me to narrow down my list. I choose 10-20 of the things I think I can REASONABLY accomplish in the next 10 years and then see how many I can cross off.

I swear just making the list makes you motivated to cross the stuff off. Almost like once you touch the pen to paper or type the letters on the keypad, these tasks, trips, and goals don't seem just like an idea anymore. They seem like a calling. They take on a life of their own. At least for me. So I've actually been crossing more than one off a year and hope to keep doing so. Especially since my bucket list is pretty long. :)

PS: my list changes every year as I cross things off and as I am inspired to add new things to it. :) Here are my newest 10 in 10 for 2011 followed by the items I have crossed off my bucket list in the last couple year...

1. Take my children to Disney (2011?)
2. Take my kids to the Polar Express (2011?)
3. Volunteer in my community (2011?)
4. Try rollerblading for the first time (2011?)
5. Swan boat ride and duck tour in Boston (2011?)
6. Picnic and horse and carriage ride in Central Park (2011?)
7. Buy a bike (2011?)
8. Sky Dive
9. Work on a house for Habitat for Humanity
10. Scuba dive in Australia
11. Island hop around Hawaii
12. Visit Chicago
13. Visit Seattle
14. Go to Atlantis in the Bahamas...
15. Ride a tandem bike with my hubby
16. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
17. Take ice skating lessons
18. Renew my vows in Italy
19. Take some cooking classes
20. Go to Europe

Crossed off the list:
Have another Baby (2008)
Become a Brunette (2009)
Complete a Triathlon (2009)
Start a side-Business from home (2009)
Renew my Wedding Vows (2009)
Get really into fitness (2009/2010)
Go Skiing for the FIRST time (2010)
Get on the Bone Marrow Donor Registry (2010)

Become a runner (2010)
Run a Half Marathon (2010)
Take a photography workshop (2010)
Donate my hair to patients with cancer (2010)


  1. I love that your list is reasonable. I think most of us set ourselves up for failure! We try to accomplish all crazy things... but thinking of realistic things is the way to go! I personally jumped on the 101 in 1001 bandwagon! All these lists are better than resolutions!

  2. Great list Jill.

    I'll help you with the rollerblading! I have an awesome spot I haven't been to in awhile that's a lot of fun. We will go this spring!

  3. So much fun, we can plan a trip to Seattle together and I will show you the town. Maybe next summer? :)

  4. I love this!!!! It's so inspiring Jill....